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Akwesasne, Buckton, Parishville artists opening studios on Veterans Day weekend

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POTSDAM - Over 30 artists around St. Lawrence County are opening their workspaces for the public to visit on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9- 11.

SLC Arts publishes a free brochure so anyone can take a free self-guided tour and meet potters, painters, jewelers, fiber artists, photographers, and more in their own communities. In the Akwesasne, Winthrop, Parishville area, here are some of the tour highlights:

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is hosting over 12 Akwesasne artisans, whose work includes beadwork, leatherwork, paintings, and wood carvings, in addition to Dan Garrow’s locally famous smoked fish.

Artists include Jordan Thompson, Juanita Arquette, Caroline Bigtree, Crystal Henry, Chris JohnArts, Lacey Herne, Randa Martin, Dorthia Terrance, Barbara Smoke, Lorretta Smoke, and Natasha Santiago Smoke.

Not far away in Winthrop, Marion Bradish will be painting vivid acrylic landscapes in her studio, using the river valley as inspiration.

Over in Parishville, handcrafted items will include stoneware and porcelain pottery inspired by the Adirondacks by Anne Burnham; handbraided wool rugs by Helen Condon; bears, bunnies, kitties, and more made from upcycled fabrics by Claire Poirier; and a variety of goodies harvested locally at the Adirondack Fragrance & Flavor Farm. Michiko Taylor will be demonstrating watercolor painting at her Parishville studio. Her work includes large flowers, still lifes, and other inspirations from nature.

Visit > Local Art > Studio Tour for a complete list of local artists who are participating this year. For more information, contact SLC Arts: 315-265-6860,

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